As I began writing this article, I was struggling with feelings of discouragement and defeat. Although I am typically a very positive person, some recent career challenges had brought me to a crisis of belief of sorts. But as I started researching the biblical verses about victory for this article, I was once again reminded of God’s amazing power and love for each one of us. He truly does have our best interests in mind, and he wants us to live triumphant lives. With that in mind, here are my top 7 Bible verses about victory.
Deuteronomy 20:4 “…for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.”
This is a great verse to begin my list of top verses, because it goes straight to the heart of the matter. Once we accept the Lord as our Savior and King, he goes to battle on our behalf. He saves us and vindicates us from our enemies—whoever or whatever that may be. It could be a military enemy, a co-worker, a discontented neighbor, or even a health challenge that confronts us, but God does not want us to be defeated by these things. His heart is that we should overcome any challenge and live successful lives.
I Chronicles 18:6 “Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went.”
David is described as “a man after God’s own heart,” because he loved the Lord and wanted to obey him in every area of his life. The Scriptures tell us that it was his custom to ask the Lord for direction and guidance before he made important decisions, and this verse is one of many that shows us the results. It says that the Lord gave David the victory everywhere he went, and this is because David put God first. I believe that God will also bless us with success in our lives when we put him first as well.
I Chronicles 29:11 “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.”
I believe that the Lord loves it when we ascribe him the honor and praise that he deserves. This verse does that well, and it refers to many of the characteristics attributed to God. He is full of greatness, power, glory, majesty, and especially victory, as we are discussing in this article. The Lord is exalted above all else—here on the earth and also in the heavens. Because he is victorious, we can follow him and live in victory as well.
Proverbs 21:31 “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.”
Any time we are getting ready to enter into a battle, we must make preparations. In ages past, horses were prepared for war along with their riders. Nowadays we prepare by studying our enemy and by strategizing and planning for the most successful outcome possible. This verse, however, makes it clear that in spite of all of our plans, the victory will ultimately belong to the Lord. He is our protector, our guide, and our salvation each and every time.
Proverbs 24:6 “…for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.”
Facing the daily challenges of life can often feel like being in the midst of a battle. This is especially true when difficulties and hardships seem to attack us at every turn. However, we can always present our requests to the Lord, as he promises to comfort and sustain us continually. This verse reminds us that victory can be attained by seeking the wisdom of others who have experienced similar challenges, as they can provide valuable counsel as well. It is often a good idea to get a second opinion about important decisions we are facing.
I Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
I heard one time that a frequent sign of maturity is having an attitude of gratitude as a main personality trait. As followers of Jesus, we have a lot to be grateful for, because the Lord blesses us so much. This verse reminds us that it is our Lord Jesus Christ who grants us the victory in every area of life. Trusting and obeying him will enable us to walk from success to triumph each and every time.
I John 5:4 “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”
Wow! I love this verse, because it is so encouraging to read when facing hardships and trials. The apostle John is pointing out the fact that our faith in God will lead us to victory, and it can enable us to overcome any difficulties that life throws our way. In other words, when we are born of God, we automatically become “overcomers.” That is the most positive way we can live while also being full of hope and positive expectations.
It is never easy when we face difficulties or challenges, and I have to confess that my job situation was extremely discouraging for a while as well. The Lord has since provided me with a job I enjoy, though, and I am very grateful. God’s word is full of optimism and hope in order to help us overcome the hardships that confront us. He wants to encourage us to face our daily challenges with enthusiasm, strength and joy, because he is fighting our battles right alongside of us. Sometimes, all we have to do is stand still, and he gives us the success. God has our best interests in mind, and he wants us to know that in him we start every day from a point of victory—because he has never been and never will be defeated.
Written by Karla Hawkins
I am very grateful to be a Christian author, editor and translator. Some of my favorite pastimes include traveling, and connecting with family and friends via social media. When I am not working, I love spending time with my family and especially with my precious three-year-old grandson.